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Open Water Swimming

Pontypool

Open Water Swim Sessions*

Options include:

Pay as you go

Frequent swimmer pass (Buy 10 swims get 1 free) - Please go to our vouchers page to purchase this.

OR Unlimited Watersports Membership includes Open Water Swimming


Last swimmer entry 20 minutes prior to session end time. You do not have to attend at the starting time of the session - sessions are 1 hour.


*IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST SWIM - If this is your first swim session here at Llandegfedd you must select 'Swim Induction' as part of your online booking (found as an ad-on when booking your swimming slot) you will attend a 10 minute 'Welcome to the Water' Induction session prior to your first swim. ***PLEASE AIM TO ARRIVE swim ready and booked in before the start time of your swim session***


UNDER 18s - note: We do allow under 18s but please see detail below -


Unfortunately no under 12s


12yrs - 15yrs* are able to access the swim session with an adult swimming in the session. Child must have a tow float. Wetsuit, Bright coloured hat and be a confident and competent swimmer able to swim a minimum of 400m comfortably.


*Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult who is also swimming in the session.


16/17yrs can access the public swim session as long as an adult is on site spectating.


Please note - children will need to consider the time in the water may be less than an adult and be closely monitored by their accompanying adult for comfortability.


NB: Please note there could be a short walk to the start of the swim course.


NB: Please note session times may vary as daytime light levels drop, see booking options for most up to date session timings. Water temperature will also dictate the duration you will comfortably be able to swim for and advise from the lifeguards can be gained on up to date water temperatures on the day.












What to bring

Equipment:

WETSUIT - Swimmers must wear a wetsuit. This can be long, or short. We would advise long wetsuits in the cooler months. Wetsuits are currently mandatory here.


(We can hire out our wetsuits if you are trying a session but they are not swim specific wetsuits, they are standard 5mm thick wetsuits)


SWIM HAT - Please bring your own swim cap (the more brightly coloured the better!). This helps our lifeguards to see you!


OPTIONAL -

Goggles

Wet socks/boots/gloves

Tow float


HELPFUL HINT - You may wish to bring flip flops/suitable footwear for the walk to/from the entry/exit from the water.


FACILITIES -

We have a small indoor changing area, warm indoor showers and indoor toilets.


Lockers are available - £1 returnable or ask at reception for a locker token.


*PLEASE NO Fins/flippers

*PLEASE NO in ear headphones

*PLEASE NO hard hand paddles

*PLEASE NO snorkels


Post Swim Considerations:

Please ensure you bring warm clothes for afterwards. Following a swim in cold outdoor water your body temperature can continue to drop for some time afterwards. It's important to be aware of this and keep warm as soon as you can following your swim.





Requirements

Must be swim confident


There may be a short walk to the start of the swim course, be prepared to walk 5 minutes across to the start of the course, this can vary throughout the season.


WETSUITS AND BRIGHT COLOURED SWIM HATS must be worn.


You are free to bring a tow-float.


Other optional equipment to consider - goggles, wet socks, wet gloves, tow float, pool shoes / wet shoes to walk to the start







Itinerary

  1. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes prior to session start time.
  2. On arrival you will be able to access the parking by the Water Sports Centre using the barrier to the front of the Visitor Centre (current code 5021). *Please do not block other cars in / additional parking can be found in top car parks but 10 minute walk from the water Sports centre.
  3. Report to Water Sports Centre Reception to check in - please ensure medical declarations / waivers have been signed ahead of arrival.
  4. Changing - ensure you have a wetsuit and a bright coloured swim hat. Limited indoor changing facilities are available / indoor showers
  5. Swimmer briefing will take place at the start of each swim session.
  6. You may be required to walk a short distance to the start of the swim course this should take around 5 minutes.
  7. Please allow time to acclimatise in the water before heading off for your swim.
  8. Swim sessions will have defined start and finish times; last swimmer entry will be 20 minutes before the end of the session.






£10 per person
No times available

Cancellations

Llandegfedd cancellation policy

  1. No refund if the booking is cancelled within 24 hours prior to the activity start time.
  2. Full refund credit voucher issued if the booking is cancelled within 24 - 48 hours prior to the activity start time.
  3. Full refund to credit card used if the booking is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to the activity start time.
  4. If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity is still taking place; the customer may choose to reschedule or a credit voucher will be issued if the customer feels the conditions are unsuitable.
  5. If we cancel any bookings for any reason, we will issue a full refund either to the credit card used or to a credit voucher; whichever the organiser would prefer.
  6. If cancellation occurs due to a medical emergency, including a positive covid test, we will refund to a credit voucher.



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